Catholic University of America Alumni Average Salary

Attending Catholic University of America, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Washington, Washington DC, and it is ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the CUA grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)
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Social Worker
7 salaries
Design Architect
7 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
7 salaries
Administrative Assistant
6 salaries
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
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About This School

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064


Private School, Research University, Religious

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Professionally, the health care information technology (it) services industry, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and clinical care are popular business areas among CUA alumni. The majority of CUA alumni wind up in the software development industry. Median pay for those who graduated from CUA amounts to around $62K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $61K where the average male graduate hauls home about $74K.


Many CUA grads end up living in Fresno, Calif., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former CUA students often head to New York, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $89K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by CUA alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $74K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) will compensate CUA grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $96K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $70K.


Autodesk autocad is a popular skill among CUA alumni, with approximately one-sixth of workers reporting using it on the job. For Catholic University of America grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 25 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Word, and Graphic Design.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of the survey participants are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. It is no small feat that the vast majority of alums are given health coverage, and the vast majority of survey participants accept dental insurance. Almost all survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Catholic University of America grads include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Loyola University grads bring in salaries of around $61K, making them the most similar to CUA alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to CUA include Howard University, Lehigh University, and Teachers College at Columbia University.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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